Thread: Irimi Nage
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:18 AM   #73
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Re: Irimi Nage

Joe Curran wrote: View Post
Dear Peter,
Surely the criteria should be whether the irimi nage is proficient andc onforms to aiki principles rather than whether it looks good, feels better[for uke /tori?and a better? show etc?cheers, Joe,
Of course - I was merely commenting on how an overly compliant uke (ie. the fall down type) is ultimately self defeating (that may be a pun). You did mention "look" in your post.

By the way I also agree that a more direct irimi nage is ultimately more satisfying all round.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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